Memorial match scores goal

August 23, 2021

A charity football match in remembrance of two local men has raised £3,000 for the Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital.

The match, which took place at Howden Ashes Playing Field on Saturday, August 14, saw the two teams, nicknamed ‘Halldog 11’ and ‘Andy Keech’s Old Boys 11’ go head-to-head in memory of their close friends, Robert Hall and Andy Keech, who both passed away in recent years. Organiser Scott Hutton said the day went “really well” revealing ‘Halldog 11’ managed to win the game with a very close score of 7-6 after ‘Andy Keech’s Old Boys 11’ managed to battle back from a 6-2 score at half time.

The annual event, which is now in its third year, was started by the friends and family of Howden man Robert Hall who passed away from cancer in 2018, and after another friend of the group, Andy Keech, also sadly passed away, the organisers decided to hold the match in memory of both men with a ‘veterans vs youngsters’ event.

The players held a minutes round of applause in memory of the two men ahead of the game. (19-08-98 GT)

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